American Association for the Advancement of Science and National Institute of Education, Singapore announce 2009 Fellows
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Associate Professor Kwek Leong Chuan of National Institute of
Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has
been awarded the distinction of American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honour
bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
This year 531 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because
of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance
science or its applications. New Fellows will be presented with an
official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and
engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, 20 February from 8
to 10am at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
in San Diego.
This year’s AAAS Fellows will be announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on 18 December 2009.
As part of the Section on Physics, Associate Professor Kwek Leong
Chuan was elected as an AAAS Fellow for his innovations in the theory
of processing and communication of quantum information. A faculty
member of the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group in
NIE, Associate Professor Kwek is involved in teacher education and
The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can
be considered for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering
groups of the Association’s 24 sections, or by any three Fellows who
are current AAAS members (so long as two of the three sponsors are not
affiliated with the nominee's institution), or by the AAAS chief
Each steering group then reviews the nominations of individuals
within its respective section and a final list is forwarded to the AAAS
Council, which votes on the aggregate list.
The Council is the policymaking body of the Association, chaired by
the AAAS president, and consisting of the members of the board of
directors, the retiring section chairs, delegates from each electorate
and each regional division, and two delegates from the National
Association of Academies of Science.
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